16 yr old girl has ODD

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by kytencat, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. kytencat

    kytencat New Member

    I am single mother of a 16 year old girl who has ODD. She has always been willful but in the last five months things have exploded out of control. she has runaway six times since April. Her grades are horrible and she doesn't care.

    She use to have goals and aspirations, now she doesn't care about anything. She refuses to see a counselor. The police will not help, the hospital will not help because they do not think she is suicidal. She is also an insulin dependent diabetic and will not take her medications. I really don't no where to turn.
  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Can you give us more of a history, maybe do a signature like I did below? Is she maybe using drugs?
  3. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I am so sorry that she is acting out. If she is Insulin dependent and won't take her medications, she is a danger to herself. Take her to the ER and tell them that!!! Or, call the police and file a PINS---or CHINS---Person/Child in need of services.
  4. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Welcome! This sudden change must be unnerving to say the least.

    Usually, this sudden change points to drug use.

    But, there are situations where a mental illness can be awakened suddenly. Has she ever taken an anti-depressant? or a mood stabilizer?